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ON-LINE and IN-PERSON Caregiver Educational Workshops

Class Offerings & Descriptions

Pre-registration is required for workshops. Register online below or by calling (410) 222-4375 or (410) 222-4339.

DEMENTIA: IT’S NOT JUST MEMORY LOSS

Mary Chaput, MA, CDP, Dementia Live® Coach/Practitioner
Dementia is a devastating illness that is more than just memory loss. It is a degenerative disease that impacts an individual’s physical, cognitive, emotional and social functioning. This session will delve into the 5 A’s of dementia: Absence of Executive Function, Amnesia, Aphasia, Agnosia, and Apraxia and the impact they have on the individual with dementia and their caregivers.
  
Thursday, September 15, 2022; 6:30 pm
Annapolis Senior Activity Center
119 S. Villa Avenue, Annapolis

DEALING WITH DEMENTIA RELATED BEHAVIORS

Mary Chaput, MA, CDP, Dementia Live® Coach/Practitioner
As an individual with dementia loses their ability to communicate with words, behavior becomes a powerful form of communication. Often, it is an individual’s only way to communicate their needs, their feelings, and their pain. Sometimes these behaviors pose real challenges for the caregiver. This workshop will identify some common difficult behaviors and their triggers, as well as strategies to help decrease them.

October 13, 2022; 6:30 pm
North County Office
7320 Ritchie Highway, Glen Burnie

COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES FOR DEMENTIA: HOW DO I TALK TO YOU? HOW DO I LISTEN?

Mary Chaput, MA, CDP, Dementia Live® Coach/Practitioner
Communication is more than words; it’s also about body language, facial expression and tone of voice. As a dementia progresses, the individual loses their ability to use and understand words and caregivers need to find a new way to connect. This workshop will identify some simple tools to help you maintain these connections.
 
November 17, 2022; 6:30 pm
Annapolis Senior Activity Center
119 S. Villa Avenue, Annapolis

POSITIVE APPROACH TO CARE

Jennifer Jackson, PAC Certified Independent Trainer, Dementia Live Coach
Participants will discuss the value and importance of seeing people living with dementia as having retained abilities, value, and benefitting from the right support and care to optimize performance and quality of life. In addition, you will learn the technique of Compassionate Touch®, which is designed to ease physical behaviors and emotional distress and empowers care partners and other caregivers a way to connect with their loved one in a calm and comforting manner.
 
December 8, 2022; 6:30 pm
North County Office
7320 Ritchie Highway, Glen Burnie

Registration Form
Please check what workshop(s) you plan to attend:
Funding for this program is provided through the Administration for Community Living (ACL), a federal government program. ACL requires that we report the following demographic information; individual names are NOT reported. While providing this information is not required to register for the workshops, we would appreciate it if you would help us compile this information so that the National Family Caregiver Support Program can continue to receive funding to provide caregiver support services.
I am the care recipient’s:
Gender:
Race (Please check all that apply)
Ethnicity:
Poverty Level: (1 household member @ $12,880; 2 household members @ $17,420)
 
Accommodation Request Contact:
*At least 7 days prior to this event. TTY users, please call via Maryland Relay at 7-1-1.